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May 10, 2014

Preliminary hearing set in area slaying

A man accused of killing a Northeastern State University assistant professor will be in court July 9 for a preliminary hearing, according to court records.

Joshua John Schneider, 34, is charged in Cherokee County District Court with first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree arson and three counts of larceny. He’s charged with the slaying of assistant chemistry professor Tiffany Maher, 38.

A probable cause affidavit states Schneider met Maher through an online dating website and killed Maher on May 31, then set her body and house on fire.

Schneider entered a not guilty plea to the charges in Cherokee County District Court on Wednesday. Schneider is serving a 15-year prison sentence on unrelated charges.

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